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Nice Biennial of Arts Museums Celebrate with Flowerworks

Flowerworks that’s the theme for 10 museums and galleries across Nice from now until autumn and, in some cases, 2023.

The Musée Massena has ‘Nice Queen of Flowers’, which looks at how flowers have provided motifs for local architecture and the decorative arts. But, of course, the painters loved them, too – Dufy (currently on show in Aix’s Hotel Caumont) settled in Nice and in 1911 married a Niçois milliner whom he painted in a floral dress and followed up with the exuberant floral compositions you may have seen in Aix. Continue reading here for the original contributor blog post by: Aixcentric.

Here is a teaser video:

Nice Biennial of Arts

On June 9, 2022, the Biennale des Arts de Nice kicked off with a series of exhibitions at several different museums around this French Riviera city. As Lynne mentioned above, the theme centres around flowers and floral art. Each venue features various artists. In addition, there are workshops, guided tours and more. Here is the list of venues and exhibitions:

Musée Masséna

Until October 9, 2022 – Nice, reine des fleurs
65, rue de France
06000 Nice
Open daily 10h – 18h (closed on Tuesdays)

Musée Matisse

Until September 18, 2022 – Hockney – Matisse. Un paradis retrouvé
164 avenue des Arènes de Cimiez
06000 Nice
Open daily 10h – 18h (closed on Tuesdays)

Musée d’archéologie Nice / Cimiez

Until October 9, 2022 – Flos Vitae. A Natural History of Flowers
160, avenue des Arènes de Cimiez
06000 Nice
Open daily 10h – 18h (closed on Tuesdays)

Musée de la Photographie Charles Nègre

Until September 25, 2022 – Nick Knight – Roses from my Garden
In addition, “Catherine Larré – Anthèses” is on display until September 11th.

1, Place Pierre Gautier
06300 Nice
Open daily 10h – 18h (closed on Mondays)

Palais Lascaris

Artemisia by Niçois artist Eve Pietruschi is on until January 9, 2023. Running in parallel is Fleuraisons baroques, a chance to discover flowers’ role in the Côte d’Azur civil architecture.

15, rue Droite (Vieux-Nice)
06300 Nice
Open daily 10h – 18h (closed on Tuesdays)

Musée International d’Art Naïf Anatole Jakovsky

The Flowers of the Male is a collection of works by contemporary artists and a chance to explore botanicals’ feminine/masculine sides. This exhibit runs until September 19, 2022.

Musée des Beaux Arts de Nice – Jules Chéret Museum of Fine Arts

Flowerworks -The Fine Art Museum’s bouquets include over 100 works by artists from the 14th to the 20th centuries are on until October 30, 2022.
33, avenue des Baumettes
06000 Nice
Open daily 10h – 18h (closed on Mondays)

Le 109

Power flower is a collection of pieces by 40 artists who “Explore the symbolic aspects of the flower, from metamorphosis to the evolution of life, from power to fragility, taking on contemporary societal and environmental issues.” This show runs until September 3.
89, route de Turin
06300 Nice
Open Wednesday – Saturday 14h – 19h


Nice’s modern art museum hosts Devenir fleur until April 30, 2023.
Place Yves Klein
06364 Nice Cedex 4
Open daily 10h – 18h (closed on Mondays)


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